What is YMBT's 'Place to Be' this Summer? You Tell Us

April 12 2010 by BW Innsider
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PlacetoBe.jpgNominate the You Must Be Trippin' 'Place to Be' this summer and you could win a FREE NIGHT* stay for your summer travel.

There are a wide variety of summer travel locations, but what is your 'Place to Be'? Where is that amazing beach, breath taking vista, serene escape or exciting adventure? In short, what's the summer place you long to visit?

Post a comment to nominate your locale and at the same time enter for a chance to win a FREE NIGHT stay* at a Best Western hotel. In addition, the winning location will be featured on You Must Be Trippin' as the 'Place to Be' this summer. Contest ends May 1, 2010.

*Free night stay is awarded as a $200 Best Western Travel Card. Travel card amount is equivalent to cost of average night stay at a Best Western hotel.

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    By BILLL JABLONSKI on April 13, 2010 3:16 AM

    I RECENTLY STAYED AT THE STERLING INN IN STERLING HEIGHTS, MI. OUR FAMILY VISITED WAS OKAY WITH A FEW EXCEPTIONS. THE ADULT HOT TUB WAS NOT VERY CLEAN, YOU COULD FEEL THE DIRT ON THE SEATS AND THERE WAS A BLACK LAYER OF FILM ON TOP OF THE BUBBLES AT ONE END. THE VENT ABOVE THE HOT TUB WAS THE MOST DISGUSTING THING AROUND. I AM SURE THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WOULD LOOK INTO THAT IF I CALLED. THE ROOMS WERE GOOD WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A STAPLE STICKING OUT OF THE SIDE OF A CHAIR THAT I HAD COME ACROSS CUTTING MY FINGER. I WILL NOT BE GOING BACK TO THIS BEST WESTERN ANY TIME SOON.

    THANK YOU, BILL

    By BW InnsiderAuthor Profile Page on April 13, 2010 11:34 AM

    Our apologizes, Bill. We make every attempt to keep our facilities and equipment in good working order and clean. Please send us additional details about this issue so we may follow up. ecommerce@bestwestern.com

    We value your opinion!

    By stephen martin on April 14, 2010 11:08 PM

    i like all of them that i,ve stayed in so that,s my answer.

    By Shirley E on April 15, 2010 2:51 AM

    One of my family's favourite places to go is to Ottawa for Canada Day. Every year on July 1st hundreds of thousands of people converge on Parliament Hill in Ottawa to celebrate. It is fantastic! It has become a family tradition.

    By Burcu on April 15, 2010 8:39 AM

    I love the beaches, historical sites and streets of Northern Cyprus. Kyrenia is the place to be in summer.

    By cc on April 15, 2010 3:20 PM

    I have never stayed at a Best Western but would love to spend a night at one!

    By Vicky on April 15, 2010 7:03 PM

    The place to be is New York City!!! I have been there in March but unfortunately only for a few hours. I need to go there again and I can't wait to see Central Park in summer.
    By the way I LOVE Best Western ;-)

    By Cameron on April 15, 2010 7:15 PM

    My favourite place to go this summer will be Cupids, NL where the Cupids 400 celebration of John Guy's Colony established in 1610 marked the beginning of English (and West Country) settlement in what is now Canada. Cupids is a lovely community on the east coast of Newfoundland and there will be lots of music, history and beauty spots to enjoy on the trip. It was an interesting co-incidence wtih Champlain's settlement at Quebec that marked the beginnings of French Canada. Quebec is beautiful too! I 'd recommend going there on the way to Newfoundland.

    Come to think of it you may as well take a couple of months holiday and enjoy the Maritimes as well. Every part of Canada has it's charm and you should make a point to see it all - before you die as they say.

    By JD Cronski on April 15, 2010 8:03 PM

    Hotel Irazu, Costa Rica - Costa Rican owned/BW managed - 15 min from San Jose airport - super clean - excellent staff - safe and very secure - beautiful pool/tennis/hottub - casino - great cantina - many amenties all within walking distance.

    By CR WEIDA on April 15, 2010 8:20 PM

    We stayed at the Best Western in Lynn Haven, Florida. It was one of the best ever! The staff was all very professional and the room was so nice & clean. The continental breakfast was so yummy! It was close enough to Panama City and very close to have access to Tyndall AFB. loved it!

    By Al Khan on April 15, 2010 8:22 PM

    my favorite place would be at disney world in orlando florida to see my daughter play soccer at the disney cup. I have stayed at a Best Western and I am please with the service I have had. I would also like to get some more info on the closest Best Western to disney world and prices so Ican have an idea of how much it will cost for approximately 7-10 days.
    thank you
    Al Khan

    By Teresa Johnson on April 15, 2010 8:24 PM

    over the last 20 yrs,we have stayed at the Zoder's Inn in Gatlingburg, Tenn. This is a great motel, It is always clean and right in the heart of Gatlingburg. You can walk and see the town or ride a trolley for pennies. Most of the rooms are built over a little creek coming down from the mountains and they have a little balcony you can sit on and listen to the water and watch the ducks. They have breakfast in the morning, cookies in the afternoon and cheese snacks later on too. This is in a room close to a indoor pool and gym. Go to their website and check out the different rooms and cottages. We don't go there every year, but have stayed there more than any other place in Gatlingburg. The other place we like is Greenbriar Inn, it is always at a good price, but you don't get the creek and you can't walk around Gatlingburg.

    By MARLENE FOUAD on April 15, 2010 8:29 PM

    I love to go to "Holy Land Experience" in Orlando Florida. I would love to experience Jesus, the crucifixion and resurrection. I would love to have a glimpse of what it was like in Jesus days.

    By Christine R on April 15, 2010 8:34 PM

    I think the place to be this summer would be South Dakota. I have many happy memories of visiting South Dakota with my parents when I was a teenager. I recall driving the Needles Highway, driving through the badlands, visiting Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse though Crazy Horse wasn't much more than a mountain with a hole in it back then. I hear it's pretty spectacular now. My Dad hadn't booked rooms in advance because we were "on an adventure" and we didn't know how long we would want to spend at any one place, so we'd just drive until we were tired and then he'd look for a Best Western because, in his words, "You can always count on a Best Western to be good, clean and reasonably priced". My children are just the right age this year for such a trip and I would love to recreate that trip for them this summer. The only thing I'd do differently is I'd book my room at the Best Westerns in advance!

    By Jandalyn on April 15, 2010 8:50 PM

    The place to be is Durant, Oklahoma. It is close to Lake Texhoma for daytime fun and it is close to Choctaw Casino for night life. Have stayed at the Best Western there and it is very nice.

    By Jim & Leona Doherty on April 15, 2010 9:07 PM

    We enjoy Best Western and felt comfortable and well taken care of whereever we've stayed.
    Planning on a thip to MA this year and don't wwant to drive across country again..... We'll be staying in the Boston area.
    Thanks for your good service,
    Jim

    By Sadie Hayes on April 15, 2010 9:27 PM

    I love the ApartHotel in Munich. Friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful rooms.

    By Lloyd Hayes on April 15, 2010 9:28 PM

    I love all the Best Western Hotels. Always stay at one when we travel.

    By Beth Austin on April 15, 2010 9:42 PM

    Our Place to Be This Summer is the Best Western Downtown in Charleston, SC. We have always wanted to visit the antebellum homes, the antique shops, all the historic areas of Charleston, enjoy tons of seafood, and this year, our Cloud Family Reunion is meeting there in July. We have stayed in Best Western Hotels from Houston to FL, from Houston to Philadelphia, and from Houston to points in Colorado.

    By Jean on April 16, 2010 1:01 AM

    We stayed at the Best Western in Harrisburg,PA. Everything was fantastic, we plan to return this year.

    By Todd on April 16, 2010 2:13 AM

    The northern Rockies and Glacier National Park. Glacier turns 100 this summer!

    By Kim on April 16, 2010 2:18 AM

    I think THE place to be is in the Florida Keys...any time of year!

    By Deb on April 16, 2010 3:59 AM

    Without a doubt, the place to be in Florida in the summer is Crystal River, along the gulf coast! We take the kids, the dog, the boat and go "scalloping" in the bay(Scallop Season is July 1st- day after Labor Day). With a Best Western right on the water, we have immediate access to Three Sisters Springs (a beautiful natural spring that always has manatees swimming about), and a short river-ride out to the bay. The ECONOMY-FRIENDLY area is perfect for family vacations as it offers a way to spend time with family and friends, while doing what we all love to do in the summer: BE ON THE WATER! Quaint Family-Owned restaurants make feeding the hordes so much easier and cost-effective. We're already looking forward to this July's adventures!

    By nicole on April 16, 2010 4:21 AM

    Anywhere in Hawaii is the place to be this summer for my family....

    By JACK KOJOLA on April 16, 2010 4:22 AM

    Sault Ste Marie U.S. July 29 to Aug. 5 time to visit this area. The biggest and Grand Festival is on the Canadian side at that time, so find the closest place and join the Cultural Festivities.

    By Deb on April 16, 2010 4:27 AM

    I have one BW that I love in the town of Stockerau in the Wachau Valley in Austria. It is the best little hotel that I have ever stayed at. Wineries are all around, scenery is pretty,the service was excellent and the food at their restaurant was superb!

    By Jim Byington on April 16, 2010 4:51 AM

    We like Perdido Key, FL. The beach is sugar white, the key is underdeveloped and is predominately protected by either Gulf Shores National Sea Shore or the State of Florida Park System. The biggest draw back is that we don't have a Best Western Hotel on Perdido Key, and we need you.

    By Pat Brewer on April 16, 2010 5:15 AM

    We love the Best Western Sea Wake hotel in Clearwater Beach, Florida. It has the nicest staff and the best view on the Gulf of Mexico. We travel to Florida twice a year and never stay anywhere else!

    By Pat Brewer on April 16, 2010 5:20 AM

    We love the Best Western Sea Wake in Clearwater Beach, Florida. It has the nicest staff and the best view on the Gulf of Mexico. We go to Florida twice a year and never stay anywhere else!

    By Bob on April 16, 2010 5:29 AM

    We love the Orlando/Daytona beach area of Florida. Sooooo much to do there, it brings out the kid in you. Lots of fine hotels and motels to choose from. We have found one, the Best Western Aku Tiki Inn in the Daytona Beach area right on the ocean, between the beautiful grounds and the free happy hour each evening, the best beach in Florida and the friendly people there, it is our favorite relaxation destination. A short trip to Orlando brings you to the happiest place on earth...... Walt Disney World. WDW has something for all ages. The shows, the rides, the ambiance, WDW has it all. Great food, snacks, drinks, fantastic cast members, WDW is the place to be if you have kids or are a big kid at heart. Even if you think you are too grown up for WDW, once there, you most assuredly will find something to love. Typhoon lagoon (swim with the sharks if you dare), Blizzard Beach (enjoy the lazy river while working on your tan), Downtown Disney for shopping and Bippity Boppity Boutique for little girl makeovers, and so much more.

    When we want laid back fun and entertainment, the Daytona/Orlando area of Florida is our destination of choice.

    By Victoria on April 16, 2010 5:35 AM

    Our favorate place to vacation is Branson, Mo. We love the atmosphere and all the attractions that it has for a family with young children. It is a very family orientated place.

    By Rebecca on April 16, 2010 5:47 AM

    My husband and I loved our honeymoon stay at Best Western Resort on Karon Beach, Phuket Thailand. The sunset over the sea was simply breathtaking!

    By Paul on April 16, 2010 5:50 AM

    My wife and I would love to travel to Best Western Carib Beach Resort. We love the caribbean sun, and St. Thomas sounds like the perfect place!

    By kevin williams on April 16, 2010 5:50 AM

    i love chocolate lake halifax

    By Susan on April 16, 2010 6:06 AM

    This Iberostar Paraiso Lindo in Playa del Carmen is a beautiful all-inclusive. I went with my teenage son and we had a wonderful time!

    By Marlene on April 16, 2010 6:09 AM

    Halifax Nova Scotia is the place to be this summer & of course the Best Western on Chocolate Lake is the ideal place to stay !

    By Jan on April 16, 2010 6:19 AM

    2010 is the year of change for me and I'm looking forward to great things! My Mother past away last year, 4/4/09. I am the youngest of 4 siblings with a 15 year difference between myself and oldest sister who is 61. Our family was always very tight or I thought it was. For my entire life, I walked taller and was more confident because I knew, no matter what, my family was behind me and would always be there. It has turned out that greed is greater than love in some hearts. My oldest sister and brother have chosen to no longer participate in the lives of myself and other Sister. This Sister has always wanted to swim with the dolphins and I would so much love to be able to do that with her. I'm not exactly sure where that can be done-Florida or some where tropical? But wherever that is, that's were I'd like to go!

    By Pat on April 16, 2010 6:54 AM

    I would LOVE to be at the Best Western in Galveston, Texas this summer. We stayed there last September with two of our grandsons and had a wonderful time. They both thought that we should move there and live at the Best Western. We will definately always stay there when we make it to Galveston. Great folks, nice room and so close to the beach and good places to eat.

    By Darrin Haywood on April 16, 2010 6:59 AM

    Anchorage in Alaska is a great place to spend a summer vacation. Within driving distance of many wonderful features, Anchorage is the perfect spot to vacation. Eighteen hours of daylight gives you plenty of time to do all of the things that you want to do. Whether it is a whale watching cruise, fishing for halibut, railroad cruise, hiking, or any other outdoor activity. I believe that Anchorage is a wonderful place to stay and enjoy a vacation.

    By joanie vaughn on April 16, 2010 7:18 AM

    Down Under has to be it! Huge variety of things to do and see. BW hotels are excellent and make any trip more enjoyable.

    By Chris Gibbs on April 16, 2010 7:29 AM

    Vancouver, B.C. Canada
    We love to stay at the Best Western in Vancouver's West End. It is across the street from the beach at English Bay and a short walk to the wonderful Stanley Park with acres and acres of walking and biking trails. You can roller skate around the entire park. The restaurant is friendly with good food.

    By Gini on April 16, 2010 7:39 AM

    The place to be every summer for us is the magnificent Oregon Coast. Florence is our favorite, but towns from Newport to Gold Beach wow us consistantly. With changing weather from breezy to warm and mild, there is never a dull moment. Seafood is plentiful and the sunsets - well, don't get me started. The Old Town in Florence is fun to shop, dine and just hang out and have a glass of wine or cup of fresh-roasted coffee, depending on your frame of mind or time of day. Oregon Coast ROCKS!

    By N. Douglas on April 16, 2010 7:53 AM

    One of our favourite places to go is Booth Bay Harbor Maine. Our daughter was married by the ocean there last summer and we and all our guests drove or flew down from Canada to be there together. The scenery is fabulous, people are friendly, and the town has so much to do and see. Fabulous seafood and other restaurants too, couldn't ask for somewhere nicer. We've been back four times, and never get bored.

    By kathy l on April 16, 2010 8:08 AM

    The best place to be is best western San Diego.I stayed there last August
    The location was perfect for walking long the waterfront.I had a brace on my knee from a bad sprain,but was able to enjoy the area .The hotel has great views of the bay & a great free breakfast.The room was spacious enough for 4 of us.location was everything!

    By frank cantafio on April 16, 2010 8:57 AM

    The best westeren in orlando will be the best place this summer.

    By Donna on April 16, 2010 9:25 AM

    I love staying at Best Westerns all over Canada and the US, however, I am off to Spain this Summer and would love to stay at the Best Western Atlantico in the heart of Madrid..

    By Stephanie on April 16, 2010 9:45 AM

    The Rocky Mountains are the place to be in the summertime - Colorado, Wyoming or Montana all have beautiful spots!

    By Tom Starke on April 16, 2010 9:49 AM

    The Best Western in Dillon Colorado is one of my favorite places it sits on Lake Dillon with a great view and the people who run the motel are always nice and availoable to help guesta
    I will be back to this location this summer
    Tom Starke

    By Heidi Scott on April 16, 2010 10:51 AM

    I have enjoyed all of my stays at Best Western. This June my daughter and I are going to take the trip of a lifetime to Rome, Italy. Your locations look very enticing on the Website. Please consider us for your free night offer!

    By Cand Rae on April 16, 2010 10:51 AM

    The month of June on the Mackinaw Island with all the Lilacs and the festival is awesome way to start the vacation season off.

    By Judith on April 16, 2010 11:12 AM

    The incredible rugged beauty of the Bruce Peninsula National Park, especially the Grotto (if it weren't so cold, you'd think you were in Caribbean turquoise waters!) with the wonderful Bruce Trail is a really unique place, different than anywhere else in Canada. More people need to discover it! Unfortunaly, no Best Western in this rural area. It's wilderness type camping or B&Bs for the most part. Hiking, kayaking and scuba diving like nowhere else! For photos see http://www.edto.net/photo_grotto.htm

    By VICTORIA on April 16, 2010 11:29 AM

    My place to stay is at a Best Western in the Metro-plex just me and the hubby and going to the ball park and watching some good old professional baseball games. I love the Yankees and there playing in Arlington Tx I am a texan so I got my game tickets just have to reserve the room soon before they get booked. I had such a good time during Easter vacation staying the weekend at a Best Western in Mansfield Texas that I'm planning on staying again in August or maybe sooner just for a weekend get away. My summer get away is all about getting in some good ZZZ's too at a great Best Western Hotel that have awesome bed mattresses.

    By Judith on April 16, 2010 11:30 AM

    A bit more on Bruce Peninsula National Park...it's the core of UNESCO's Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, with unique caves, shipwreck diving sites, and rocky cliff sites to hike to from which you watch the sunrise AND the sunset!

    By pat gamvrelis on April 16, 2010 12:16 PM

    I believe the Best Western in downtown Vancouver is the best place to spend time this summer The hotel is centrally located and in close proximity to the theatre , arts ,great shopping and many recreational activities . The staff at the hotel and the restaurant located within the hotel are courteous and friendly .

    By D. Wilson on April 16, 2010 12:19 PM

    I think THE place to be is the Cayman Islands !!!

    Or anywhere tropical for that matter ! We did stasy at Best Western in

    Shreveport / Bossier city , LA in Feb . and we LOVED it !!!!!!!

    By Pat K on April 16, 2010 12:21 PM

    My favorite place is Sanibel Island, Florida. I have wonderful memories of vacationing there.

    By C. Valgard on April 16, 2010 2:28 PM

    Las Vegas is the place to stay!! Not too far off the strip but close enough to the action.

    By Sandra O'Toole on April 16, 2010 4:09 PM

    I had the best stay at Fredericton, NB's Best Western. The king size bed was the most comfortable bed I had ever slept on. I stayed two different weeks each time requesting the same room. I stayed again overnight for another night requesting that same room. The room was not availabe so I was given another room with a lovely fireplace. The bed was still great. Very accomodating place with friendly staff. One staff member came up to my room personally to show me how to get on to the internet with my lap top. The free breakfast in the morning is wonderful. It truly was a relaxing get away. I will certainly return.

    By lynette lewis on April 16, 2010 4:29 PM

    The best place to be this summer is the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas. It was so beautiful, the private beach, the indoor aquarium, shops, it was AMAZING and I toured it. I'm working on be a guest

    By Kathy on April 16, 2010 4:45 PM

    The best place to stay is the The Best Western in Victor, New York.
    We stayed there on our way to Niagara Falls last summer. Having
    stayed in other hotels in the same area, it is definitely the best!!!
    The pool is wonderful for kids. It is very clean and the staff was
    extremely helpful and friendly-important when you are tired after a
    very long drive! It is sometimes difficult to find hotels in the evening
    up in that area. Always try that hotel first. You will feel very rested
    and relaxed after you leave there, ready for the drive to Niagara Falls
    which is great!

    By Matt Perry on April 16, 2010 5:45 PM


    You can't beat Churchill, Manitoba.
    Birds, bears, belugas, and plenty of bugs!!!!!

    By Lynn Hicks on April 16, 2010 6:56 PM

    We love to stay at Cadillac JAcks Hotel in DeadWood South Dakota. Great Casino and lots of history through out the town. You can walk if you want. We ride the motorcycle there and the country is great.

    By Lynn Hicks on April 16, 2010 7:00 PM

    Take me to the Best Western at Wall South Dakota. Quiet and great pool and hot tub.

    By paul phillips on April 16, 2010 7:01 PM

    the great smoky mountains.

    By B T Sorom on April 16, 2010 9:00 PM

    Disneyland is the happy summer place. Best Western Meridian is comfortable and a good price for a Disney trip.

    By A. Smith on April 16, 2010 9:56 PM

    I would like to stay in Carlsbad, CA. They have a great beach and small town feel to it and it has a nice Best Western close to the beach! Thanks!

    By A. Lou on April 16, 2010 11:48 PM

    The best place to be this summer will be the Kansi Region of Japan. Two years ago, we visited Tokyo, Mt. Fuji and Kyoto. It was wonderful to experience the culture, arts, beautiful landscapes and the delicious food.

    By Donna Ilardo on April 17, 2010 6:18 AM

    The best place to be is the Cristata Inn in Uncasville, CT. I'm planning a return trip this summer for a girlfriend vacation. We love the limo to the casino and that it's so close to Mystic. We beach by day and gamble by night!

    By Amy on April 17, 2010 6:54 AM

    The Best Western Orlando Gateway is wonderful! My children and I enjoyed all of the amenities- hot tub- heated pool and an upgrade to a suite during a two-night stay. We were in town to visit Universal Theme Park in close proximity to the hotel. We had a microwave- big "mini fridge" and enjoyed a movie we selected remotely. Ample parking- great staff. Great room rate. All in all, a very satisfying experience and well worth the money.

    By J Peters on April 17, 2010 7:11 AM

    Yellowstone is the place to be this summer. There is a reason President Teddy Roosevelt made it the first national park in the United States. Where else can you see geysers and grizzly bears, watch deer and bison chased by wolves, hike to waterfalls, and ride horses in the wilderness. It's where President Obama took his family on vacation his first year in office. It's where the world begins to end in the hit movie, 2012. Yellowstone, the place to be THIS summer.

    By Linda Young on April 17, 2010 9:03 AM

    Stayed at the BW in Intercourse, PA. Loved it so much we went back several months later with my 88 year old mom. Beautiful Amish countryside. Great outlet shopping, Amish crafts and restaurants. Very relaxing atmosphere.

    By monica on April 17, 2010 9:10 AM

    This best place to be this summer I believe is The Best Western Beach Front Hotel in Galveston Texas with times the way they are and money not going as for as it should this is the place you should stay in Texas....the staff is great ,the rooms are clean with great views, the Beach is right across the street, they have a large heated outdoor pool,and Tortuga's is right next door a great place to eat with large plates and cheap prices.You can wake up eat a good breakfast at the motel and begin a day of fun !!! Go take an early morning walk on the beach stop in at some of the gift shops do a little shopping ,head back ,hang out on the beach look for sea shells or build a sand castle then when you get tired just walk back across the street and your back at your room and if the sand between your toes isnt your thing then hang out at the pool all day, and in the evening another great walk with beautiful sunsets, how much better can it get!!!!!Go and check it out for yourself . You'll have a Blast!!!!!!

    By Debbie Kocher on April 17, 2010 10:29 AM

    Aahhh!! The place to be this summer, or any time of year, is Lancaster, PA.
    Perhaps it's not a "destination resort location" on everyone's wish list, but there is no better place to relax and escape from everyday hectic life. Immersing yourself into the beauty of Lancaster County, experiencing the intrique of the Amish population, dining at fantastic smorgasboards, and exploring the wonderful shops makes for a great day. Returning to the Best Western Revere Inn or Eden Inn makes for a great night. Put Lancaster, PA on your Wish List of great vacation spots!

    By Amy on April 17, 2010 11:53 AM

    The place to be for my family this summer is Tobermory. I was looking for a Best Western but there's none that's accessible. Another place that I would like to be in summer sometime in the future is Machi Pichu in Peru.

    By kimberly rouse on April 17, 2010 2:59 PM

    we took a trip out west and we were very pleased with all the best westerns we stayed in. the best one and most friendly and clean was quail hollow inn in benson arizona. our vacation spot would be st. augstine fl.

    By kimberly rouse on April 17, 2010 3:04 PM

    all best westerns were great on our trip out west but the best one by far was thequail hollow inn in benson arizona. it was the cleanest and most friendly and helpful. our vacation site is st. augestine fl.

    By Renee Jack on April 17, 2010 8:14 PM

    Tamarindo, Costa Rica. The Best Western is above the ocean and I dream of going back someday, I felt like I was truly on vacation. I wish I could be lounging in one of their hammocks by the pool right now. . .

    By Kerry on April 18, 2010 12:14 PM

    My family's favorite vacation place is Walt Disney World. For us it truly is the Happiest Place On Earth.

    By Gbsim on April 18, 2010 1:12 PM

    The place to be is Lexington VA!!

    By Susan on April 18, 2010 1:20 PM

    South Carolina is the place to be....you can experience beautiful beaches and amazing history all along the coast. Charleston and Savannah both have Best Western's downtown or you can try Myrtle Beach for a fun family destination with beautiful beaches, lots of activities, golfing and shopping. There is nothing like the unspoiled beaches of Hilton Head Island - I have not tired of vacationing in South Carolina in 20 years!

    By Jeanine HIll on April 18, 2010 1:53 PM

    We long to travel to Washington, Vancouver Island, the San Juan Islands, and the city of Vancouver, B.C. this August. This may be the last family vacation we will have with our 18 year-old Ashley and this is where she wants to go! We heard about a Best Western in West End Vancouver across from a beach. This sounds very nice! Whenever we travel far from home, we stay at a Best Western because we trust them.

    By Courtney McGrale on April 18, 2010 2:39 PM

    The Best Western Las Brisas in Laguna Beach, CA is such a sweet spot! Steps to the beach, jump on the summer trolley to some great restaurants and a night at the Pagena of the Masters in a super-classic California beach town. Afterwards, a dip in the in-room spa! Heaven~

    By Wayne Edmonds on April 18, 2010 4:36 PM

    The best place to be any time of year is in the Smokey Mountains - such a beautiful place to hike & enjoy nature.

    By RICHARD P. DIMARE on April 18, 2010 5:19 PM

    SOON VISITING BEST WESTERN LAKE TAHOE IS THE PLACE TO BE WITH THE SUN SHINING MOST OF THE DAY AND ENJOYING THE POOL CLOSE TO THE BEACH. THE SUNSET AT NIGHT IS SPECTACULAR AND IN THE EARLY MORNING YOU CAN SEE THE BOATS PULLING PEOPLE UP IN THE AIR. PLUS THE FOOD IS GREAT AT THE MANY HOTELS THERE.

    By Joanne Fontaine on April 18, 2010 6:35 PM

    We have vacationed in many parts of the United States and Canada. We always stay at Best Westerns because they are accomodating, clean and have a very friendly and trained staff. The food has been great also. Love vacationing in California--walking along the beach in the morning, watching the sunset from our balconies and listening to the quiet sounds of the ocean in the evenings. That's a great vacation!!!

    By Jessica on April 18, 2010 9:48 PM

    The place to be this summer is the Grand Canyon, AZ. We've never been there and this will be the last summer that we can have a family vacation before my son leaves for college.

    By Richard Weissman on April 19, 2010 8:11 AM

    Bpulder, Colorado. Near the Rodky Mountains,and Estes Park, hiking, fishing, relaxing, Shakespeare Festival, summer concerts at Chatauqua.

    By Sandi on April 19, 2010 9:42 AM

    Would love to stay near Lake Travis, Austin, TX for some r&r and lots of fishing!

    By Anne on April 19, 2010 10:22 AM

    Visit Spearfish, South Dakota on your next trip! Our Best Western is great & so is the town. There is tons to see and do in beautiful Spearfish. You will like it so much, you won't want to leave!

    By Darlene on April 19, 2010 10:37 AM

    The place to be this summer is Monterey, California. We visit as often as possible. It has to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth! And, there is no lack of activities for a family of any size or ages, including the wonderful Monterey Bay Aquarium!

    By Helen Hord on April 19, 2010 2:52 PM

    The beautiful U.P. of Michigan - driving along the scenic highways, stopping at a small town for a bite, sightseeing at Soo Locks, Porcupine Mt., Tahquemenon Falls, the shores of Gitchee Gumee and its counterpart, Lake Michigan.

    By Aisa Mariano on April 19, 2010 5:06 PM

    We recently stayed at the Best Western University Inn in Boca, FL. It was one of the greatest trips I ever had. There was a mini golf course for kids and my son was begging me to go back there again. Probably because he loved the Go-Karts, Bumper Boats and the arcade that has a large selection of games and prizes. We went to downtown Delray and there were tons of restaurants and stores to choose from. The Hotel was great! The hotel staff was friendly and helpful all the time. This is one of the best places to go during the summer.

    By Aisa M. on April 19, 2010 5:08 PM

    We recently stayed at the Best Western University Inn in Boca Raton, FL. This was the greatest trip ever! There was a mini golf place for kids and my son was begging me to go back again. There was also Go-Karts Bumber Boats, a batting cage and an Arcade room that's almost the same size as our house. We went to downtown Delray and there were tons of restaurants and stores to choose from. The hotel was great. The entire staff was freindly and helpful. The entire stay was one of the best trips I've ever had.

    By Marilyn C. on April 19, 2010 11:46 PM

    A stay at the Best Western President Hotel at Times Square would make my summer pretty interesting. The location is great! When we travel, we usually stay at Best Western Hotels because we like the service and accommodations.

    By Justin B. on April 20, 2010 8:18 AM

    Biloxi, MS........absolutely love it, its a great romantic getaway! So much to do at the many awesome casinos, shows, concerts, spas, restaurants, beaches......never wondering what to do its all right there on the strip!
    We stayed at the BW right across the street from the Beau Rivage, one of the most fanciest casino/hotels on the strip.
    Location location location!!!!

    By Mary Jo on April 20, 2010 1:50 PM

    The hoppin' place to be is the Oregon Coast. Hwy 101 is the most beautiful coastline. A must see is Haystack Rock. Along Hwy 101 you will see and hear sea lions. You may also see whales. It is just majestic and so cool.

    By Cristy on April 20, 2010 1:52 PM

    My place to be is the Best Western on the beachfront in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Loved it last summer, but way too short. Grew up in Jax Bch.

    By Cecile on April 20, 2010 2:36 PM

    Oh, to go back to the Yukon to enjoy the breathtaking scenery and bathe in the tranquility of the beautiful North!

    By Brenda Daigle on April 20, 2010 2:59 PM

    My aunt and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the "Chocolate Lake Best Western" in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The view of the lake from the window was phenominal!

    By paulette on April 20, 2010 4:45 PM

    Stayed in Boston cambridge - location is perfect - shopping near by. Enjoyed staying at the Best Western

    By Denise Mack on April 20, 2010 5:01 PM

    Appalachicola, Florida is a sleepy, unique and picturesque fishing village in the Panhandle of Florida. We enjoy the town's architecture, galleries, excellent restaurants and friendly atmosphere. Its location on the Gulf of Mexico lend this coastal town a wonderful peek into life as it used to be in Old Florida. Local oysters are its claim to fame along with restaurants which serve wonderful seafood dishes. And when we visit we stay at the Appalachicola Best Western where we enjoy its cleanliness, quietness and friendly staff.

    By margaret carney on April 20, 2010 5:10 PM

    I love to get away to the Carmel Monterey area. The scenery is spectacular and there are so many places to visit and great seafood restaurants.

    By Shannon on April 20, 2010 5:17 PM

    My current favorite place is Crystal Cove National Park. It is just south of Newport Beach. You can rent cottages for as little as $80/night. All the cottages overlook the beach. You can walk endlessly on the beach both north and south. It is just beautiful, and very tranquil. The trick, of course, is to figure out the reservation system--but once you do, you'll want to go again and again. There is also a fantastic "tropical" restaurant right on the beach.

    By bea bruno on April 20, 2010 5:36 PM

    would like to go to hawaii again it was very relaxing there when we were there a couple of years ago

    By Reginald Fernandes on April 20, 2010 6:13 PM

    I wish to spend my week in Bahamas to enjoy the spectacular cruises and food.

    By Chuck Cavanaugh on April 20, 2010 6:34 PM

    South Padre Island is the place to be. Best fun is riding horses in the Surf of the Ocean.

    By Chuck Cavanaugh on April 20, 2010 6:36 PM

    South Padre Island is the place to be and most Fun is riding Horses in the Surf of the Ocean.

    By Anne Maddox on April 20, 2010 7:35 PM

    Best Western Premier Royal Saint Michel, Paris, France--we stayed at this perfect small hotel in a perfect location. We used our rewards points and stayed for free. You can't beat that in one of the most expensive cities in the world!

    By Marion Feugate on April 20, 2010 11:23 PM

    Would love to be able to stay at the Best Western in South Lake Tahoe CA this summer. There is no better place mainly because it is so close to the Lake and all the sights.

    By marian lippert on April 21, 2010 4:34 AM

    Tybee Island, Georgia, went last year and returning this year. Being at the beach with Savannah 20 minutes away was perfect. Can' t wait for our return trip.

    By Linda Ehlert on April 21, 2010 5:53 AM

    Our favorite place is Savannah, Georgia. Fabulous old homes, beautiful landscaping, great views of the Savannah River and close to Tybee Island if you want to do the beach thing. Great Place!!!!
    Second favorite is Gettysburg, Pa. We have stayed at the Best Western Hotel there many times and it is a wonderful, historic hotel right on the town square, can't wait to go back there.

    By David Howard on April 21, 2010 9:04 AM

    The Best Western n Sisters, Oregon is a great place to stay. Tried it last year and returned again for another stay. Spacious rooms, deer come up to a rail fence to feed in the morning. If you are going to the Metolius area for recreation or business, you will love it.

    By James Atwell on April 21, 2010 9:42 AM

    No other place in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina pleases my family more then Best Western Ocean Sands, North Myrtle Beach, SC

    By Ann Parsons on April 21, 2010 9:56 AM

    We have not stayed at maby Best Western hotls but we really enjoyed the Best Western Belleville. At the end of April we will, all being well, be staying at the Brampton location.

    By Christie on April 21, 2010 10:49 AM

    THE BEST WESTERN IN SEDONA, ARIZONA. RED ROCK VIEWS TO "DIE FOR"! - TAKE A LEISURELY ROAD TRIP UP "OAK CREEK CANYON", STOP AT "SLIDE ROCK" AND TAKE A DIP IN THE CREEK, CONTINUE UP THE CANYON TOWARDS FLAGSTAFF AND STOP AT THE LOOKOUT AND BUY SOME JEWELRY FROM THE NAVAJOS.

    By Marc on April 21, 2010 11:14 AM

    The place to be this summer is Lahaina, Maui! The ocean views are breathtaking, the "locals" are quite friendly, and you can really relax.
    The BW Pioneer Inn is a landmark, has great food & good entertainment!

    By sally on April 21, 2010 11:21 AM

    My friends and I stayed at the Bestwestern in Gulfshores,AL last summer. We loved that there was a small kitchen so we didnt have to spend to much time away from the beach in resteraunts. We enjoyed everything about our stay.

    By rd on April 21, 2010 12:18 PM

    I have to go with South Padre Island. Still a pristine beach for most part after all these years.. (no vehicles allowed). Great memories of the road trip down there as kid. Its a beautiful unique area.

    By Brenda on April 21, 2010 12:31 PM

    I would love to go back to the Best Western in Victoria BC harbour side , you could sit on your balcony and listen to the water and walking distance to all the important things to do in Victoria. We loved it! Great place to stay.

    By Andrea on April 21, 2010 1:32 PM

    My favorite place to be this summer is Grand Bend, Ontario - "A great destination for Him and Her". This place has the Grand Bend Motorplex for my hubby to enjoy the racing with me and a spectacular beach for us to enjoy sunning and relaxing. We can enjoy shopping, dining and the beautiful sunset as well. There is also some good nightclubs. What more could we ask for but a good night's sleep in a Best Western after all this!

    By Andy on April 21, 2010 3:01 PM

    We recently visited Miami and had a difficult decision on where to stay that would be clean economical & on the beach. Tough thing to find in Miami. After reading countless hotel reviews we decided on the Best Western Oceanfront. No dissapointment. Free parking & excellent breakfast included. Right on the beach. The only small item would be the rooms are getting a little dated and could use some upgrades. Love to go back again.

    By Kyle Lynch on April 21, 2010 9:55 PM

    I think traditional vacation is best. Put the kids in the car and got to one of our great American landscapes. For example, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Great Falls or the Grand Canyion. Pitch a tent for part of it and go to Best Western when you need to take a shower and relax.

    By Christine on April 21, 2010 10:04 PM

    We love going to the B.W. Creekside Inn in Bishop, CA. This gorgeous Eastern Sierra location is the gateway to all sorts of outdoor adventures, such as fishing, hiking, backpacking. There are beautiful sand dunes to explore, Death Valley, Saline Valley, Mono Lake, Mammoth, etc. The hotel is perfectly located, nice rooms, a stream on the property with ducks, a pool and hot tub, an incredible breakfast buffet. Snacks are put out at different times during the day. The lobby is very nice with beautiful photographs of the region.

    By Denis Enberg on April 22, 2010 6:33 AM

    Last year we planned a trip from Chicago to Glacier NP via Yellowstone, the Beartooth, etc. with a few of our HOG members. Every night we stayed at a BW and every one of them went out of their way to make us feel welcome. Every morning before we left, the manager would make the reservations for that night's stay at the next BW.

    For example, when we arrived in Billings, MT we were greeted with an ice cold bottle of water wrapped in a micro-fiber towel and given directions to the "bike wash". The next morning they made the reservations in Kalispell (near Glacier) for us. When we arrived in Kallispell the manager apologized for not having all the amenities they had planned, but gave us special parking in front underneath the overhang where he said they could keep an eye on our bikes right from the desk.

    This year we plan a trip to Colorado, Utah and the Grand Canyon and the group has already decided we are again going to stay at BW's every night.

    By Cindy on April 22, 2010 1:21 PM

    The Place to Be this summer would have to be Kelowna BC. They have beautiful beaches and water sports, as well as wine tours for the adults. You could be close to nature, and yet still party. There's something for everyone.

    By Armando Ramirez on April 22, 2010 2:44 PM

    Hands down, no doubt about it...it's Disneyland! Why is this the place to be this summer you ask? Souther California weather, Best Wester Park Place Inn's perfect location, and of course, Mickey Mouse! I can't wait for this summer's unforgettable memories that are going to put priceless smiles on my son's face.

    By Elly D on April 22, 2010 3:38 PM

    We had a fabulous stay in Fort Myers, FL at the Best Western right on the Gulf of Mexico. We had a wonderful room with partial kitchen and had the choice of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico or the built in pool that overlooked the Gulf. This location was well kept and we had the best of time. It is a great location to visit Sanibel and Captiva Islands where shelling is just the best! I can't wait to visit again.

    By Janine on April 22, 2010 5:03 PM

    The best place to be this summer is anywhere and everywhere because it is summer! From the big cities on our coastlines--east, south, west and north (you know, like Cleveland!), to small, historic rural towns, to great forests and grand canyons. Whether it is a vacation or staycation, you can't beat the awesome variety of places to explore and things to do. The cool thing is, we can always count on Best Western being close by and a reliable place to stay. Happy travels and here's to summer.

    By bob o on April 25, 2010 7:48 AM

    detroit lakes, mn

    relaxing, small town, close to fargo/moorhead for shopping ... stayed there last summer and commented that 'real' orange juice would be one improvement they could offer ... they emailed me saying that's what they do serve ... so, i have to go back to double-check, it sure didn't seem like it ... it's the little things that count would be the message

    By Bettye on April 26, 2010 6:27 AM

    Virginia is the place to be this summer. We like all of the Best Western's that we have stayed in. A good place to stay. Reasonable prices, good service.

    By ReginaldCook on April 26, 2010 11:53 AM

    I think the place to be this summer is Myrtle Beach. The beach and the ocean are definitely the main attraction , but there are so many other things to do. Just about too many to list.

    By Sharon Ritter on April 27, 2010 8:47 AM

    THE place to be this summer is Ludington, MIchigan! Miles of sandy beaches; warm, shallow water with enough waves for fun. Dune buggy rides to the south, 600 feet high Sleeping Bear Dunes to the north. Loads of lighthouses to climb to see panoramic views. Great restaurants and a local brew pub. Last, but not least, the great Best Western with a pool and water slide for the pm and a terrific breakfast in the am. BE there!

    By Sharon Ritter on April 27, 2010 8:54 AM

    THE place to be is Ludington, Michigan! Miles of sandy beaches; warm, shallow water with enough waves for fun. Dune buggy rides to the south, 600 feet high Sleeping Bear Dunes to the south. Many lighthouses to climb to see panoramic views. Great restaurants and a local brewpub. And, last, but not least, the wonderful Best Western with a pool and water slide for the pm, and a fantastic breakfast in the am. BE THERE!

    By Erin Williams on April 28, 2010 4:20 PM

    THE place to be this summer is anywhere my incredible, loving husband is at~! We usually stay at Best Western Hotels wherever we go and we always have a great time no matter where we go as long as we're together~!

    By Robin Carlson on April 29, 2010 2:55 PM

    I am staying at the Best Western Harbor inn, Kenosha Wisconsin. I am going Salmon Fishing on Lake Michigian. I can hardly wait I have hear its an awsome hotel. The Salmon and Lake Trout fishing is the Best.

    By Joel Abel on May 6, 2010 4:09 AM

    For the past 25 years my family and I have enjoyed staying at the Best Western Cavalier Inn Resort in San Simeon, CA. I love this place. This is the place to be for sure. You can walk to the beach from your hotel room. You have several good restaurants also within walking distance and Cambria is about ten minutes away. In Cambria you can find all types of shops. Also Morro Bay is about a half an hour away which I think is way better than Pismo Beach. The Cavalier treats their customers right. Good pricing and great views. The Cavalier is the place to be this summer. I'm gonna make my reservations there soon.

    By Will on May 6, 2010 11:59 AM

    We stayed in a small BW in Nice, France...best deal/clean/excellent breakfast included...near the rr station & trolley out front door. Made our stay enjoyable, affordable, safe, convenient.

    By Laura on May 14, 2010 6:36 AM

    Cayo Leventado, Dominican Republic

    By Costa Rica Vacations on June 2, 2010 3:11 AM

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    By Nan on June 16, 2010 7:22 PM

    Montreal is a happening place and the Best Western Europa is in the centre of the action -- near to great shopping and dining and wonderfully close to attractions. It has a great breakfast restaurant downstairs and a wonderful spa on the top floor to recharge your batteries. Montreal has great shops and great food -- the place sets the bar higher for the rest of Canada.

    By sherry ingwerson on June 22, 2010 4:15 PM

    We loved Kauai--great people, weather, beaches, activities. We want to live there!

    By MMA Houston on February 24, 2011 6:58 AM

    I love beaches and I love summer!

    By Jacoby on June 22, 2011 9:30 PM

    Haha, shoudln't you be charging for that kind of knowledge?!

    By Anisha on June 23, 2011 7:04 PM

    Such a deep aneswr! GD&RVVF


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